Ha Tinh: cholera and dengue fever spread

Dan Tri)

A dengue fever patient at a communal health station in Ha Tinh Province. (photo: Dan Tri)

VietNamNet Bridge – By Tuesday, the central province of Ha Tinh had an additional ten acute diarrhea patients hospitalized, raising the total number to 42, including 15 positive to cholera bacteria.

The epidemic may have originated from Quynh Phuong Commune, Quynh Luu District of Nghe An Province, according to Nguyen Luong Tam, vice director of the Ha Tinh Preventive Healthcare Centre. The first patient was hospitalized on November 2.

Meanwhile, the dengue fever epidemic is spreading in Nghi Xuan district with five more hospitalized patients, reaching a total of 64.

The main cause of the epidemic was the stagnant waters left over from the recent floods, director of the provincial Preventive Healthcare Centre, Nguyen Van Hien, said.

In another central province, Quang Binh, the first dengue patients were reported in Le Thuy District, after the recent flood.

In the central province of Nghe An, bird flu epidemic was announced in Dien Hong Commune, Dien Chau District, killing nearly 1,000 chickens and ducks.

(Source: NLD, DT)

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